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Oxford University Gazette, 11 March 2010:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

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Conington Prize 2010

The 2010 Conington Prize will be offered for a dissertation on a subject chosen by the writer and approved by the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy within the field of Ancient Philosophy and Ideas. The value of the prize will be about £1,000.

Applications for permission to submit a dissertation for the 2010 Prize should be sent to the Secretary to the Philosophy Faculty Board, Philosophy Centre, 10 Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JJ, no later than 1 April. Applications may be submitted by e-mail to

Three typed copies of the dissertation must reach the Secretary to the Philosophy Faculty Board on or before 1 July. The dissertation may be written either in English or in Latin, at the choice of the writer.

The prize is open to graduates of the University and to current members of the University. All applicants must, on the day appointed for sending in the dissertations: (i) be qualified by examination for a degree of the University; (ii) have completed six years, and have not exceeded fifteen years, from their matriculation (except that graduates whose first degrees are from other universities shall have completed two years, and not exceeded eleven years, from their matriculation); and (iii) be of postdoctoral status, or equivalent.

The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person. Any previously unsuccessful competitor may resubmit his or her dissertation, or an amended version of it, on not more than two occasions.

The examiners may determine not to award the prize in any year if no dissertation of sufficient merit is submitted.

The prize is offered annually in three fields in rotation. The cycle will continue as follows:

2011 Classical literature, textual criticism, and philology

2012 Ancient history, religion, art, and archaeology

2013 Ancient philosophy and ideas

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